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IP500022 - Design and Operations of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

About

Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

  • Newtonian and Non-Newtonian flow
  • Reactor hydraulics and kinetic theory
  • Modelling of environmental and health risks impacts
  • Laws, guidelines and regulations for plant design
  • Mechanical, biological and chemical treatment processes;
  • Decentralized and source-separated treatment systems.
  • Sludge to valuable products systems (e.g. biogas, pellets etc)
  • Process simulation and optimization.
  • Master planning and treatment process selection
  • Process measurement and analysis
  • Design and simulation of process units using SOLIDWORKS
  • Construction considerations
  • Field and laboratory-based techniques for treatment plants design
  • Automation alarms and controls for treatment plants
  • Sensor technologies for plant monitoring
  • Virtual prototyping.

Learning outcome

Learning outcome- Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the different microbial and chemical contaminants in water and wastewater streams.
  • Knowledge of the impacts of water and wastewater treatment.
  • Good knowledge of guidelines and regulations for the selection of different water, wastewater and RAS treatment processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of the key principles, concepts and theories that underpin water, wastewater and RAS design processes.
  • Knowledge of the resources in wastewater/sludge and treatment technologies to recycle these resources for the benefit of society.

Learning outcome-Skills

  • Able to use software and tools to assess the health and environmental impacts of water and wastewater systems (e.g. @Risk and GEMSS).
  • Able to apply key theories and principles in the design and selection of appropriate water, wastewater and RAS treatment technologies for a given site.
  • Able to independently undertake field and laboratory experiments in the planning and design of conventional and decentralized water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Able to design a RAS process.
  • Able to use digital tools to design, simulate and optimize different water and wastewater treatment processes (e.g. SOLIDWORKS, BioWin and WATPRO).
  • Able to write and effectively communicate technical reports.

Learning outcome- General Competence

  • Be able to select, plan and design an appropriate water and wastewater treatment plant for a given locality/community accounting for existing guidelines, regulations and cost implications.
  • Be able to work in an interdisciplinary team in water and wastewater management.
  • Contribute to the development of good water and wastewater treatment practice through participating in discussions within the field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, fieldwork, labwork and excursion.

Mandatory assignments:

Several individual exercises, lab work as well as a larger group assignment. All mandatory assignments must be approved within given deadlines to gain access to the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Project Report and Oral Exam, A-F

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Product and System Design (840MD)

Required previous knowledge

Introduction to Smart Water and Environmental Engineering 

Course materials

  • Chapters from recommend texbooks
  • Journal Articles
  • Lecture notes

More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Water Supply and Wastewater Systems
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering

Examination

  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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